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Analysis and Commentary

The Economic Implications of the Japanese Earthquake Disaster and its Aftermath

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Japan has certainly been unfortunate during the past couple of decades...

In the News

Mercury News interview: George Shultz, former secretary of state, now Stanford fellow

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, March 18, 2011

George P. Shultz is an economist, businessman, statesman and Republican Party strategist who is probably best known as secretary of state during the Reagan administration...

California Capitol
Analysis and Commentary

Now is the time to invest in ending California's oil addiction

by James L. Sweeney, Sven Strohbandvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oil price volatility will take a toll on California until we diversify energy supplies and reduce oil demand. The time has come for us to end our addiction to imported oil...

In the News

Clean energy moves forward -- and California leads the way

with George P. Shultzvia Capitol Weekly
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Economist Taylor wants new law for Fed Policy

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the News

Bush and Cheney, Together Again at Groundbreaking

with Condoleezza Ricevia New York Times
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In the News

GOP's new target - Bernanke

with John B. Taylor, Michael J. Boskinvia Politico
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Conversations about Energy: How the Experts See America's Energy Choices

via Hoover Institution Press
Friday, November 12, 2010

Members of the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Energy Task Force offer ideas and recommendations to improve the performance of the United States in responding to the energy challenges.

In the News

Stanford’s Shultz Says No to Prop 23

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Review
Monday, October 11, 2010


Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow
Tad and Dianne Taube Director | Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Senior Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.